Comparing Valeo (VLEEY) & Its Competitors

Valeo (OTCMKTS: VLEEY) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Valeo to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Dividends

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Valeo pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Valeo pays out 26.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 21.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Valeo lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Valeo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.4% of shares of all “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Valeo and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Valeo $18.28 billion $1.02 billion 15.28
Valeo Competitors $7.88 billion $488.80 million 13.29

Valeo has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Valeo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Valeo has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valeo’s peers have a beta of 1.35, indicating that their average share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Valeo and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valeo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Valeo Competitors 255 1236 1804 77 2.51

As a group, “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies have a potential upside of 11.57%. Given Valeo’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Valeo has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Valeo and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valeo N/A N/A N/A
Valeo Competitors -513.59% -162.54% -6.45%

Summary

Valeo beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Valeo

Valeo SA is an automotive supplier. The Company is a technology company, which is focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems, modules and services for the automotive sector. Its segments include Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems, Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems and Visibility Systems. The Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems segment includes three product groups, including driving assistance, interior controls and connected cars. The Powertrain Systems segment includes four product groups, including electrical systems, transmission systems, combustion engine systems and electronics. The Thermal Systems segment has five product groups, including Thermal Climate Control, Thermal Powertrain, Thermal Compressors, Thermal Front End and Thermal Bus Systems. The Visibility Systems segment includes lighting systems and wiper systems. It supplies original equipment spares to automakers and replacement parts to the independent aftermarket.

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